September 6, 2004

Calendar (September 06, 2004)

September 15-17: 14th Annual National Composting Conference, presented by the Composting Council of Canada; to be held at the Holiday Inn Plaza la ChaudiËre, Gatineau (formerly Hull), Quebec. The program will cover the latest developments in composting programs, processes and research and development. Details from the Composting Council of Canada, 416/535-0240, E-mail, Web site

September 18: "Envisioning the Future for Profit and Fulfillment," an Investing for the Soul workshop; to be held at the Novotel Toronto Hotel in North York, Ont. The one-day session is designed to empower "green" investors by helping them define their ethical and ecological values and apply them to their investment decisions. Details from: Ron Robins at Investing for the Soul, 416/932-9380, E-mail, Web site

September 27-29: U.S. EPA SWMM and PCSWMM Stormwater Modeling Workshop, presented by Computational Hydraulics; to be held in Toronto. Details from: Lyn James at Computational Hydraulics in Guelph, Ont, 519/767-0197, E-mail

September 28-30: Canada Power 2004, sponsored by the Independent Electricity Market Operator (IMO), the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) and Kinectrics; to be held at the Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto. Session topics include Renewable Energy in Ontario, On-Site and Cogeneration Projects, Emissions Control for Gas Turbines, and Taking Advantage of the National Investment in Climate Change. Details may be downloaded from the conference Web site,

October 14: Ontario's New Brownfields Law: What it Means to You and Your Clients, presented by the Law Society of Upper Canada; to be held at Osgoode Hall, Toronto. The half-day seminar will also be broadcast live at the following ILN locations: Barrie, Guelph, Hamilton, Huntsville, Kingston (group Webcast), London, Ottawa, Owen Sound, Perth, Peterborough, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Waterloo and Windsor. Legal experts will discuss aspects of the contaminated site cleanup provisions of Ontario's Brownfields Statute Law Amendment Act 2001, which come into effect October 1, 2004. Among the topics will be impacts on land use planning and development, qualified persons, record of site condition, risk assessment, tax incentives, and the scope and limits of the new liability protection. Details from the Law Society of Upper Canada, 416/947-3315, FAX 416/947-9070, Web site

October 21-22: Brownfields 2004: Turning Up the Heat, the fifth annual conference presented by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and the Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN); to be held at the Liberty Grand complex, Exhibition Place, Toronto (Day 2 at the University of Toronto's downtown campus). The conference will feature high-profile keynote speakers and the latest information learned from case studies across Canada. Another highlight will be the presentation of the Brownie Awards, sponsored by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Details from Glenn Miller at the CUI, 416/365-0816, FAX 416/365-0650, E-mail, Web site

Nominations due: September 17, 2004 is the deadline for nominations for this year's Brownie Awards recognizing leading-edge achievements in remediation and re-use of a brownfield site or sites. Categories include: policy and program development (national or provincial); community-scale programs, communication, education and marketing; green design and technological innovation; capital financing and risk management; heritage/adaptive re-use; individual achievement; and best project (small/medium-scale, large-scale and best overall). Details are available on the Canadian Urban Institute Web site,

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